Rated 5 out of 5 by logicalyspeaking Excellent
I bought for use in winter, to walk to work on icy sidewalks. I wear them all the time. Very comfortable. Leather wears well and looks great. I oil them at least once a month. Only negative is laces. buy extra pairs, they don't last long.
March 21, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by momchenr Would Recommend, For Sure
My wife got me some UGGS, but for men, for Valentines Day. I wanted something a little bit more utilitarian and classic, so we returned them and after a lot of research, I got these. They arrived promptly, look sharp, and after two weeks of constant wear, they are broken in. I used Penguin waterproofing on week one, then coconut oil on week two, and they just keep getting more and more comfortable. If you're on the fence about getting these, I hope this review convinces you you won't be disappointed. The bonus is that they're basically guaranteed for life, and knowing that gives me peace of mind.
March 10, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by gwnorth23 Really dissapointed
First off Bean service has been top notch all the way but I am just not happy with the quality here. I needed something with traction as my Katahdin's just don't have the winter traction I need so I thought I would give them a try, First impression was good as I liked how they looked but leather/materials were no where near the same quality as the US made Katahdin boot. Within a week the stitching came out but bean was quick to replace. So onto the second pair. I went to pull them on yesterday and the pull tab ripped off in my hand. Looks like I will have to take these back and try another brand. I would like to have the waterproof version of the Katahdin but a little pricey at 225.
February 18, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by ChadS Awesome Boot
I have had these boots for about a month now and absolutely love them. The leather was soft when I first opened them from the box, but now they continue to get more soft and broken in. I wear them everyday at work and find myself not taking them off when I get home until I get ready for bed. I am very pleased with this purchase. Thanks L.L. Bean.
February 11, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by avp1319 Broke immediately!
Purchased these boots as a gift for my boyfriend. Was thrilled with the style, they are really great looking boots...but the bootstrap snapped after only TWO days of casual wear! The stitching completely ripped right off the back of the boot. Thank goodness for the satisfaction guarantee, but I was so disappointed. I really expected better from an LLBean boot, and it's embarrassing when you think you are getting a high-quality product for a special gift.
February 4, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by GR8Boot Great Boot
This is a beautiful mid-sized boot. The well crafted leather not only looks and smells great, but also does a wonderful job of blocking the outside elements from getting in, while the fleece lining does a spectacular job of harnessing the heat generated from your feet. The cushioned sole and padded tongue ensure a comfortable feel all day long, and the rubber outer sole has already proven its non-slip ability on a wet sidewalk. I've only had mine for a day, but I might already buy another pair!
January 29, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by curlygirly Top Notch!
Purchased these for my son for Christmas. He has difficulty finding boots that fit, are comfortable and stylish. Got these in the wide width in his normal shoe size and they fit perfectly. He is so pleased with the quality and style...and he pretty much wears them everyday. I was nervous about the cost, but they are worth every penny!
January 27, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Islander8 Love my new boots!
Saw these in the catalog and loved the look, waited until home for the holidays so I could try them on in-store. I'm usually a 10, sometimes 10.5, but 9.5 was a perfect fit in these, which suprised me, been wearing with smartwool sox. Haven't wanted to take them off since, they are so comfortable. They feel great, are made of very high quality leather, and the sole/tread has good grip and is made to last.
January 1, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 Love these Boots!!!!!
Absolutely outstanding boots. Very impressed with the quality firstly. The weight, the leather used, the sole, the interior lining, it all adds up to a boot that is going to last for a very long time. I was reluctant to go with anything other than the manufacturer of my previous boots, as I have had those for 6 years, and except for some stains, and the sole split (which would allow moisture to run rampant into my feet area on the affected boot), they are as good as new. But upon seeing these boots online, I was very intrigued. And I'm not disappointed in the lease now that I have them in person.
I find the color of the leather and boots to be almost exactly as portrayed in the pictures at LLBean.com.
When I put the boots on, and after having worn them every day for the past week (bought them for everyday use to go with my work clothes) I find them to be extremely comfortable. They seem a bit roomy width-wise, but not uncomfortable or problematic in any way. I just haven't had a shoe that wasn't snug against all areas of my feet for a while I guess. The length is true to size, I feel, though what does that exactly mean as I've found different manufacturers have different standards. But if you've had LL Bean footwear in the past, I would say the size is true to their standards.
The laces are very long, so you won't need different ones if you like to lace up all the way to the top.
I've been complimented numerous times since wearing them, so they seem to appeal to others. Overall, I couldn't be happier. Meow.
December 10, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Pootsy Great Quality, Comfortable, & All Around Great!
I purchased these boots a few days ago and after wearing them I can say with all honesty that the quality was noticeable from day one! These boots did need to be worked in, because the toe was a little stiff but that was expected with a leather boot and happened within the first day of wearing them. These boots have gotten more and more comfortable every time I put them on, and the wear will definitely look good on these boots. The boots arrived fast through shipping to Canada (4 days)! The boots are a bit darker and richer of a brown colour then shown in the images but this is not a bad thing! The natural beauty of the leather (scars, colour variations, etc) look very nice as well in my opinion. I did spray these boots with a good leather protector and do plan on treating them every month with a renewal oil. From what I can tell so far, these boots will be warm enough to get me through a cold Canadian winter if I just wear some warm socks underneath. The waxed leather laces (I think, but don't quote me on that) provide a nice grip when tying the boots up tight and add to the overall good look. The only concerns I have with the boot is that the sole is made out of a leather type material and at the moment is a bit slippery and allow my foot to somewhat slide around, but I am sure this will be fixed when they are worn in. My second concern is the interior -- the inside of the boot is lined with a very comfortable and insulated lining, which is great, but at the heel and the toe this lining stops and instead there is a different material.This material, I think it may be the leather but I am unsure because it's hard to see, rubs off and stained a couple pairs of white socks.This is not the end of the world and will probably also resolve itself with wear. Overall these two critics do not take away from the all around greatness of these boots, and I definitely do recommend picking up a pair of these today! The quality is guaranteed with LL Bean.
I will post another review of the boot in perhaps a few months to notify anyone who is concerned with how the product has held up!
November 1, 2013